Powerlifters bring back medals

THE Hirst Welfare Powerlifting Club in Ashington sent four junior competitors to the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships and all came back with medals, with three winning titles.

Held at Bournemouth University, Guide Post teenager Ryan Strang was also the best lifter in the competition at under-18 with a confident and focused performance.

The junior squad at the welfare train Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights under the guidance of Fred Mackenzie.

Anyone interested in taking up powerlifting, junior or senior, is welcome to go along to a training session.